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Two new fires

Two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Kenora Fire #58 was caused by lightning in the southwest corner of Whitefish Bay on Lake of the Woods.

At 0.3 hectares in size, it was listed as “not under control” at last report.

Kenora Fire #57, meanwhile, was a short-lived fire start near Red Deer Lake.

Outage planned in district

Nearly 4,000 Hydro One customers living west of Fort Frances will experience a scheduled power outage tomorrow (June 20).

Power will be out from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for customers living in communities and First Nations from Alberton to Rainy River, according to Hydro One.

The purpose of the interruption is so Hydro One can install new equipment.

Murder charge in death

A 24-year-old male was arrested yesterday and charged with first-degree murder following the death of a 15-year-old female.

Darrell Tuesday, from Mishkosiminiziibiing (Big Grassy River First Nation), has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Fort Frances on June 25.

More interest needed

Prospective candidates for the fall municipal and school board elections, as well as those who plan to be a third-party advertiser in the elections, are being urged to sign up for an information session tentatively slated for June 27 here.

But more people will have to sign up to make the session a “go.”

Body of female found by police

Yesterday, the Treaty #3 Police Service requested assistance from the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit regarding a missing 16-year-old female from the community of Mishkosiminiziibiing (Big Grassy River First Nation).

Members of the North West Region Emergency Response Team and a K-9 Unit, as well as North West Region Crime Unit members, attended the community that afternoon.